Tagged: Eduardo Leal

Chavez chic
LOCALSMAINSTREAM / May 2014

CHAVEZ CHIC

Photography by Eduardo Leal
Text by Dora Moutot

While Hugo Chávez has made an indelible mark on the political landscape of Venezuela and America, as well as the world’s, he has also left his trace on clothing. Portuguese photographer Eduardo Leal noticed and documented this trend in a photographic reportage. His series “Chávez Chic” showcases the “fashion” paraphernalia of those in attendance at the funeral of Hugo Chávez: t-shirts, badges, glasses, earrings, hats, etc. In Venezuela, there is even a word to designate these “Chávez fashionistas”, or “Chavistas”. The passionate link between Hugo Chávez and millions of Venezuelans goes as far as to even find its’ way into clothing.

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